Steven Gerrard will officially start working at the Rangers Football Club this Friday and the new manager has been alerted by the availability of Hibernian FC midfielder Dylan McGeouch. The 25-year-old midfielder’s contract has come to an end at Easter Road and he will be looking for new suitors. However, there are reports that Neil Lennon, Hibernian FC manager, is still keen on signing him.
The midfielder played 42 games in all competitions as the Hibs enjoyed a good season and finished fourth. They will be looking to build on from here and will look to challenge the Scottish heavyweights like Celtic and Rangers. According to reports, Lennon is willing to offer McGeouch a contract worth £3,000 a week which will make him one of the highest earner at Easter Road.
Hibs finished just three points below Rangers and they will be wary of selling their player to a direct rival. The midfielder has also garnered interest from English outfit Blackburn Rovers and the Riversiders will be able to offer more than the Hibs are reportedly offering. He can also be tempted by the idea of playing with his former team-mate and friend Charlie Mulgrew at Ewood Park.
Rangers will be in need of some reinforcements and recently Gerrard said,” We have already been working on our plans and strategy for the new season. We know what we want to achieve and we also know what will be required to meet the challenges ahead, but we will be ready. We need to give the players every chance to perform at their best as often as possible — that is what the fans demand.”
McGeouch started his youth career at Rangers but later moved on to Celtic when Neil Lennon was their manager. However, he didn’t manage to break into the first team then and was sent on loan to Coventry. The midfielder has certainly gone on to improve himself since then and is currently a Scottish international.
McGeouch is traditionally an attacking midfielder but he can play on either of the wings as well. He had an average season as he managed just two assists this campaign and didn’t get himself on the scoresheet. The 25-year-old has a good amount of experience in the Scottish league and could be a good deputy to Josh Windass who is the only other out and out attacking midfield option. He might not end up being a regular starter but can add a lot of value to the team by bringing in depth and competition for places.